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therm

(therm),
A unit of heat used indiscriminately for: 1) a small calorie, 2) a large calorie, 3) 1000 large calories, 4) 100,000 British thermal units.
[G. thermē, heat]

therm

(therm) a unit of heat. The word has been used as equivalent to (a) large calorie; (b) small calorie; (c) 1000 large calories; (d) 100,000 British thermal units.

therm

(therm) [Gr. therme, heat]
Any of a several units of heat.
See: MET

therm

the amount of heat input required to raise the temperature of 1000 kg of water by 1°C. One therm = 1000 kilocalories = 1 megacalorie (Mcal) = 106 megajoule.
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These bill credits are in addition to the reduction the utility has already put into effect on October 1, 2014, which reduced its gas supply rate to 45 cents per therm from 54 cents its lowest rate in 14 years.
A 15-cent per therm bill credit for February 2012 usage provided an additional $24 in savings.
Elizabethtown Gas, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based AGL Resources (NYSE: ATG), today announced a plan to lower the gas rate 8 cents per therm or almost 5 percent for the natural gas portion of residential customers' bills.
15 per therm for most of last winter before increasing to $0.
Under the company's proposal, filed March 8 with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), a typical residential heating customer using 1,100 therms of natural gas annually will receive a credit of approximately $75 in their April bill.
A typical residential customer using 103 therms during this period will see savings of approximately $19.
Under the company's proposal, filed late yesterday with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), a typical residential heating customer using 1,100 therms of natural gas annually will receive a credit of approximately $75 in their April bills.
If the proposed price cut is approved by the DTE, the average NSTAR Gas heating customer, using 144 therms of gas per month between November and April, will pay approximately $190 per month, down from $261 based on current winter rates.
1949 per therm, would mean the average NSTAR Gas heating customer would see a drop of nearly $40.